Bath, England, July 2017


Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known for its Roman-built baths. It lies in the valley of the River Avon and is now the largest city in Somerset county. Bath became a spa with the Latin name Aquæ Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") c. AD 60 when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon, although hot springs were known even before then. Bath Abbey was founded in the 7th century and became a religious centre; the building was rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. In the 17th century, claims were made for the curative properties of water from the springs, and Bath became popular as a spa town in the Georgian era. —From Wikipedia

Pulteney Bridge (1, 2)

Roman Baths

Artist's reconstruction

One of the entrances

Roman Baths (1, 2)

Nearly 2,000 years old

Spring water at 46 C

Curative properties (1, 2)

In Roman era, was open
to nobles & poor, slaves
& free, men & women

The water today is no
longer fit for swimming

Tourists; the statues are
a modern addition

There was a roof above
this pool in Roman era

Temple fragments

Head of Sulis Minerva

Parts of the complex

Water from the spring

Holograms (info)

A circular bath inside

Caldarium / sweat room

Center of Bath city

Center of Bath city

Ad for a performance

A street in Bath (more)

Oldest house in Bath

The Abbey church (more)

Anglican parish church

Ex Benedictine monastery

Dates from 7th century

Royal Crescent

30 terraced houses

Built in the 18th century

Georgian architecture

Bath city streets

Bath city streets

Bath city streets

Bath city streets

 



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